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Hi, Sandy. You had some comments about the Wikitravel ToC placement when we had the big dust-up last summer, so I wanted to make sure I got your feedback on the current design. When you get a chance, can you comment about [http://wikitravel.org/review/France] on [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Tech:Table_of_contents_makes_too_much_whitespace]? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 12:42, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
 
Hi, Sandy. You had some comments about the Wikitravel ToC placement when we had the big dust-up last summer, so I wanted to make sure I got your feedback on the current design. When you get a chance, can you comment about [http://wikitravel.org/review/France] on [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Tech:Table_of_contents_makes_too_much_whitespace]? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 12:42, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
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Thanks for your comment and changes to this article.  I'm happy with your changes. [[User:Xania|Xania]] 16:46, 31 May 2007 (EDT)

Revision as of 20:50, 31 May 2007

Attributions don't always work. Most or all contributions under 59.38.32.5 219.131.222.37 and 60.170.8.210 are actually mine.

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Welcome, Pashley

I wanted to take the opportunity to welcome you to Wikitravel, too. Thanks for plunging forward so far. If you're going to continue working on Wikitravel, you may find the tips for new contributors helpful.

You should also make sure you understand our copyleft and policies and guidelines. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted.

If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub or on the talk page for the most appropriate article. Thanks a ton for your contributions in China and Central Asia. Keep up the good work! --Evan 08:02, 25 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Passes

Hi - I'm not entirely sure that a mountain pass meets the criteria for Wikitravel:What is an article?. If there is a town at the pass then we're all good, or if the pass can be considered a region then it would be a valid topic, otherwise the information should be included in the containing region article. If the pass is a valid town/region, please use the Wikitravel:Small city article template or the Wikitravel:Region article template.

That minor nit aside, thanks for all of your recent contributions! -- Ryan 04:26, 13 April 2006 (EDT)

I'm not sure either, but there was already a link to Bolan Pass in the Quetta article. There is a town or two in it, but I don't know their names. It doesn't really fit in any containing region since it is between Af and Pakistan. I suppose it might be considered a region on its own, but that is odd. Easiest to just mention it, without a link, in both Kandahar & Quetta articles, I think. I've done that and proposed it for deletion.

Other similar things I've edited are Khyber Pass and Karakoram Highway. They are major routes and have towns, so I don't see a problem there. Do you? Pashley 08:11, 13 April 2006 (EDT)

If it's a major route with towns that doesn't really fit into any other region then it seems like a good candidate for a region article, or possibly an itinerary article. That decision is (obviously) up to you since you know the area, so just use whichever template fits. If no template fits then we probably need to figure out where else the information could go. Either way, you seem to have a good grasp of what you're doing now, so I'll trust your better judgement. Thanks again for helping out. -- Ryan 12:29, 13 April 2006 (EDT)

Thanks

Thanks for dealing with the Travel Topics! Majnoona 20:56, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

What's the right way to do that, though? I've been copying the "this is a Wikitravel ..." line, but Money uses an isIn Travel topics tag and I wonder if there's a susbt or other simple tag that puts in the right consistent text

You should really use Template:Traveltopic, I think. Also, Wikitravel is spelt with a lowercase t. --Evan 23:49, 21 April 2006 (EDT)
To use the Travel topic template all you have to do is type {{traveltopic}} and place it at the top of the article. Sapphire 02:00, 22 April 2006 (EDT)
Sorry no one showed that to you earlier. The only reason I knew about that is because I happened to catch Evan doing that. I went back and added into some of the articles you already worked on. Sapphire 02:20, 22 April 2006 (EDT)
I think Maj created it yesterday afternoon in response to Pashley's question right here! --Evan 07:36, 22 April 2006 (EDT)

Test old names

I've created a few redirects from historically well-known names like Simla and Jogjakarta to the current official spellings. Test here whether others are needed. Calcutta Madras Bombay Canton Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Marrakesh Cape Breton Leningrad Stalingrad Zaire Congo Outer Mongolia Khumbu Buffalo City Orugallu Nanking Peking Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Brazzaville Zhongdian Indian Subcontinent Ceylon Tamatave Mukden Krasnovodsk Chungking Macao Upper Volta Devonshire West Indies East Indies Saigon Eivissa Jbeil Hotan Trebizond Shigatse Khorat Korat Oudomxay Ayers Rock Hostile environment

Three parts of WuhanHankou Hanyang Wuchang

Hey Pashley, that's very helpful. Thanks. However, I'm wondering whether Canton should direct to Guangzhou, rather than Guangdong. It is true that 'Cantonese' refers to the language, people and cuisine of Guangdong province, but until very recently the city of Guangzhou was referred to as Canton in the West - there was no other name - whereas the province was already known as Guangdong overseas. The airport code for Guangzhou (CAN) reflects this. Anyway, I'm just throwing out some ideas here. I'll leave it to you to make the decision. WindHorse 23 April 06 Ps. I also think that it is about time to change the name of Calcutta to Kolkata - what are your thoughts?

Personally, I like the old names: Bombay, Madras, Simla, Jogjakarta, Calcutta, Burma, ... They're what I know and what I consider standard in English. If it were up to me, the pages would all use those names with redirects from the new ones. However, I don't think that matches policy. Using the new names is OK with me too, as long as there's a redirect.

I think you're right, so I changed Canton. Pashley 03:21, 23 April 2006 (EDT)

I have a question regarding Canton. There are many numerous places in the US that share the name Canton with the Chinese Guangzhou. Would it be wise to create a disambig page at Canton with a link to Guangzhou, or would that be counter productive? I, myself, had never heard of Guangzhou or Canton, which, suprised me since the city is home to 6 million. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 21:27, 27 June 2006 (EDT)
I'd say that's definitely one of those where there's a main one (London, England; Canton, China; Stockholm, Sweden) and the London, Ontario or whatever go on an "other uses" page. You should not have to go through disambiguation for "Canton"; it is one of the world's major cities. Pashley 00:41, 30 June 2006 (EDT)
I followed your advice and moved the diambig page at Canton to Canton (disambiguation). Thanks. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:54, 30 June 2006 (EDT)

China

Just wanted to thank you for all your great work on China and places Chinese. 加油! Jpatokal 04:42, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

Nice work on China! Ricardo (Rmx) 23:31, 30 May 2006 (EDT)

Hajj

Thanks for creating the Hajj article. I'd like to suggest that you add that link to One month in the Holy Land article. I created an Islamic version, but I believe a Hajj itinerary is much more suitable. Also, will you redirect the Islamic Holy Land article? Thanks. - Sapphire

Time zones

This is the second time you've removed the info that time zone designation "Z" comes from the old alphabetic zone labeling system (where it did stand for "zero" but was accompanied by zones A-M and N-Y). Are you disputing that there is such a thing, or do you just not want to mention it? - Todd VerBeek 20:33, 4 June 2006 (EDT)

I'd never heard of it, am not sure it's important, and cannot read the link you give (I'm in China and that's a US Navy site; I wonder which gov't blocks access; most likely China but who knows) but I believe you and it certainly does no harm, so I've put it back.

It's a copy of a map published by Her Majesty's Nautical Alamanac Office. I wanted to mention it because there are still maps published (like that one © 2004) that use it. - Todd VerBeek 07:37, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

Marco Polo intinerary

I'm living in China and reading Marco Polo, so I think I'll do an itinerary for that route. After some discussion, the name became On the trail of Marco Polo

Sex tourism policy

My suggested text: User talk:Pashley/STP

Tibet advice on Altitude sickness

Are you able to comment at Talk:Altitude sickness#The Tibet thing? I'm more curious than anything. Hypatia 01:02, 14 August 2006 (EDT)

Wikitravel:Project

Hi Sandy,

I have some trouble to change the cotw this week because I changed it on the porject page but the new cotw doesn't show. Could you have a look? Maybe i don't get it. It's in the

The current collaboration of the month is

Help out by plunging forward to make it into a star article!

formula. Thanks, Jan 03:08, 15 August 2006 (EDT)

Looks OK to me. I see correct tags on both everest and Project pages. Maybe you need to clear cache or some such to get it working. I'm probably the wrong person to ask, though. Just a contributor; I have no technical expertise or administrator privileges on this system. Try the TRavellers' Pub or ask Evan. Pashley 03:27, 15 August 2006 (EDT)

Email

Thanks for the email. I'm going to look into it the place. I'm hoping to be in SE Asia next fall so I'll stop by there and check it out. I found this on CNN's website, which may be of use to you Traveling China's ancient Silk Road. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 17:25, 15 August 2006 (EDT)

Silk Road

hello

i'm extremely interested in following as much of the silk road as possible from somewhere in china (possibly Xian) back to Istanbul. obviously it is somewhat impractical to travel though Baghdad at the moment and i would intend to travel through iran instead but was wondering if you had any prospect of a time-scale or budget for the trip?

cheers

Simon

Tubing

I think it's more of a southern US thing. We mostly do it on spring-fed rivers on hot days. I find it hard to believe that someone has never heard of it, but I have a pretty locale-centric mindset at times. It seems pretty specific to the location to list on the topic page. Maybe we can get more input from people that are less surrounded by it? Jordanmills 13:54, 19 September 2006 (EDT)

Later I mentioned finding tubes for rent in Yangshuo & he replied:

That's pretty cool then! Quite topically, I'm going to be on canoeing stretch of a river tomorrow (race training and doing research for Canoeing the San Marcos River). I'll keep an ear out for more international tubing. Jordanmills 11:28, 16 March 2007 (EDT)

Admin

I just realized you weren't an admin, which surpised me, so I've taken the liberty of nominating you as an administrator. Would you stop by Wikitravel:Administrator nominations and tell us if you would like to accept or decline the nomination. Thanks! -- Sapphire 16:50, 1 October 2006 (EDT)

Guangzhou

Hi Pashley, I would like to thank you for your great work on the Guangzhou page. I'll be travelling to Guangzhou again in December and last time I was there, I thought that the city is somewhat difficult to grasp. There are only few guidebooks that have anything about GZ and the maps are usually horrible or in Chinese.

I have been creating a vector street map, but my progress is starting to slow down, since I don't have the street names. Since you seem to have a lot of knowledge about the city, I wonder if you could take a look at the map I have created and give me some feedback? Also if you have any resources (online or offline) that you could point out, I would be happy. You can find my email address from my user page. Thanks!

-- Trsqr 23:42, 17 October 2006 (EET)

Admin

So, you've now been added as an admin. This means you'll see some extra tabs across the top of each page to protect or delete the page. In addition, you can now "rollback" edits by other users -- a fast way to revert. You'll also see some links to "block" or "ban" registered or anonymous users. You're free to use any of these functions as you see fit to help the project, but we very rarely use any of them except the rollback feature and "delete" (usually after a vote). Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for taking on this job! --Evan 15:42, 18 October 2006 (EDT)

ABC Islands

I just converted the ABC Islands page you created into a disambiguation. Please revert this without hesitation if you think it's not appropriate - cheers. ~ 61.91.191.8 07:31, 21 November 2006 (EST)

Historic capitals

Hi Pahley, the historic capitals listing on the China article looks great and is very informative. However, as the 'cities' and 'other destination' sections function primarily as indexes offering people a convenient way to locate specific articles, I'm just wondering whether this information wouldn't be better suited placed under 'history'. Anyway, I'm just throwing out an opinion here. You know your way around, so I'll leave the decision in your capable hands. Cheers. WindHorse 09:17, 20 December 2006 (EST)

Good idea. I've done that. Pashley 00:51, 21 December 2006 (EST)

Autopatrol

I don't know if you've seen the new recent changes patrol feature, but it's nice for seeing what edits in Special:Recentchanges have already been reviewed by another admin. To save some clicks, admins can set their own edits as "automatically patrolled" on the "edit" tab of Special:Preferences. --Evan 02:06, 21 December 2006 (EST)

Admin nomination

I've nominated User:Cacahuate to become an admin; please comment on Wikitravel:administrator nominations when you have some time. --Evan 01:28, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Yunnan sub-regions

Hi

Any chance you could have a look at recent changes to Yunnan#Regions? ~ 61.91.191.4 09:25, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Wikitravel ToC

Hi, Sandy. You had some comments about the Wikitravel ToC placement when we had the big dust-up last summer, so I wanted to make sure I got your feedback on the current design. When you get a chance, can you comment about [1] on [2]? --Evan 12:42, 5 April 2007 (EDT)

Begging

Thanks for your comment and changes to this article. I'm happy with your changes. Xania 16:46, 31 May 2007 (EDT)

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